Correlation between the high-frequency content of the QRS on murine surface electrocardiogram and the sympathetic nerves density in left ventricle after myocardial infarction: Experimental study

Golriz Sedaghat, Ryan T. Gardner, Muammar M. Kabir, Elyar Ghafoori, Beth Habecker, Larisa Tereshchenko

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Abstract

Denervated post-infarct scar is arrhythmogenic. Our aim was to compare QRS frequency content in denervated and innervated left ventricular (LV) scar. In-vivo single lead ECG telemetry device was implanted in 17 heterozygous PTPσ (HET) and 7 lacking PTPσ (KO) transgenic mice. Myocardial infarction (MI) with reperfusion and sham surgery was performed. HET mice developed a denervated scar, whereas KO mice developed innervated scar. The power spectral density was used to assess the QRS frequency content. Denervated as compared to innervated post-MI scar was characterized by the higher relative contribution of 300-500. Hz (14. ±. 1 vs. 9. ±. 1%; P = 0.001) but reduced relative contribution of 200-300. Hz (86. ±. 1 vs. 91. ±. 1%; P = 0.001). Norepinephrine concentration in peri-infarct zone correlated with both 1-200. Hz (r = 0.75; P = 0.03) and 200-500. Hz QRS power (r = 0.73; P = 0.04). Sympathetic fiber density within the infarct correlated with 200-300/200-500. Hz QRS power ratio (r = 0.56; P = 0.005). Intracellular sigma peptide injections in post-MI HET mice restored the QRS power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2017

Keywords

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Post-myocardial infarction scar
  • Sympathetic nervous system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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